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Short-Term Play Therapy for Childrenby Heidi Gerar Kaduson
Synopses & Reviews
Play therapy can be enormously beneficial to children facing a wide range of psychological problems and stressful life situations. This practical volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Equally valuable for clinicians in private practice and those working within managed care, the book describes effective short-term methods for treating individual children, families, and groups. Chapters feature session-by-session guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse techniques and theoretical orientations to life.
This volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for any clinician seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book provides effective methods for treating children struggling with such challenges as posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, disruptive behavior, mood disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and parental divorce. Individual, family, and group treatment models are described and illustrated with richly detailed case examples. Featuring session-by-session guidelines, chapters demonstrate how to engage clients rapidly, develop appropriate treatment goals, and implement carefully structured brief interventions that yield lasting results.
About the Author
Heidi Gerard Kaduson, PhD, RPT-S, specializes in evaluation and intervention services for children with a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems. She is past president of the Association for Play Therapy and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute. She has lectured internationally on play therapy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Kaduson's publications include The Playing Cure and 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques (Volumes I, II, and III). Dr. Kaduson maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, a nationally renowned child psychologist, is Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, and founder and codirector of the Play Therapy Training Institute in Hightstown, New Jersey. Dr. Schaefer is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy. He has written or edited more than 50 books on parenting, child psychology, and play therapy. Dr. Schaefer maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
I. Individual Play Therapy
1. Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy for Childhood Fears and Phobias, Susan M. Knell
2. Short-Term Gestalt Play Therapy for Grieving Children, Violet Oaklander
3. Child-Centered Play Therapy with Disruptive School Students, Carol Mader
4. Brief Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Developmental Perspective, Janine S. Shelby
5. Structured Short-Term Play Therapy for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Heidi Gerard Kaduson
6. Short-Term Solution-Oriented Play Therapy for Children of Divorced Parents, Julia A. Trebing
II. Family Play Therapy
7. Short-Term Play Therapy for Families with Chronic Illness, RiseVanFleet
8. Theraplay for Enhancing Attachment in Adopted Children, Phyllis B. Booth, and Sandra Lindaman
9. Involving and Empowering Parents in Short-Term Play Therapy for Disruptive Children, Cheryl B. McNeil, Alisa Bahl, and Amy D. Herschell
10. Family Play Therapy and Child Psychiatry in an Era of Managed Care, Thomas G. Hardaway, II
III. Group Play Therapy
11. A Creative Play Therapy Approach to the Group Treatment of Young Sexually Abused Children, Loretta Gallo-Lopez
12. Play Group Therapy for Social Skills Deficits in Children, Charles E. Schaefer, Heidi E. Jacobsen, and Marjan Ghahramanlou
13. A Play-Based Teen Parenting Program to Facilitate Parent-Child Attachment, Sue A. Ammen
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